General surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses mainly on the abdominal organs. General surgeons perform surgeries and laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures to treat common abdominal conditions like appendicitis, hernia, inflammation of the gallbladder, ulcer and other digestive and stomach problems.

Some general surgeons, like Dr. Fischer for example, have additional surgical expertise. Dr. Fischer performs a large volume of breast cancer surgeries and thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.

Breast surgery

Endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid) surgery

Dr. Fischer, Dr. Hall and Dr. Harrell also specialize in all general surgical procedures (open and laparoscopic), including:

Hernia surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery

Dr. Hall also performs GERD (Nissen fundoplication) and gall bladder procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System.